The Global Masters is a series of blind tasting competitions, drawing in entries from across the world. One of the key elements to its success is the quality and the dedication of the judges involved.

Every wine is measured on the taste of its grape and the skill of its winemaker. For the first time all preconceived ideas about the importance of location are pushed to one side as wines from across the world are judged by style and price exclusively.

All Global Masters are judged blind by the finest palates in the world – a panel of Masters of Wine, Master Sommeliers and senior buyers only. The best competing wines are awarded medals from Bronze through to Gold, and ultimately “Master” for exceptional examples.

The calibre of the judges guarantees international recognition of all the medals awarded.

Please contact us at awards@thedrinksbusiness.com for any queries.

If you’re an award winner and need stickers for your bottles please visit our stickers page.

 

Calendar

Please find below the deadline for entry of our competitions:

  • January: The Global Chardonnay Masters
  • February: The Global Riesling Masters
  • March: The Global Fortified Masters
  • April: The Global Cabernet Sauvignon Masters, The Global Pinot Noir Masters
  • May: The Prosecco Masters, The Global Grenache Masters
  • June: The Global Pinot Grigio/Pinot Gris Masters, The Global Rosé Masters
  • July: The Global Sparkling Masters
  • August: The Global Organic Masters
  • September: The Global Syrah Masters
  • October: The Champagne Masters, The Global Malbec Masters
  • November: The Global Sauvignon Blanc Masters
  • December: The Rioja Masters

Next Competitions

The Global Pinot Noir Masters 2020

the drinks business is proud to announce the seventh year of the Global Pinot Noir Masters, the most extensive competition in the Global Masters series. See more info...

Closing date: 31st January 2020

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The Global Cabernet Sauvignon Masters 2020

the drinks business is proud to announce the seventh year of its Global Cabernet Sauvignon Masters See more info...

Closing date: 28th February 2020

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The Global Organic Masters 2020

The Global Organic Masters will judge certified wines from around the world, and is open to all styles of wine. See more info...

Closing date: 20th March 2020

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The Prosecco Masters 2020

The Prosecco boom which began in 2013 has shown little signs of slowing and we want to celebrate these exciting wines which come from the picturesque regions of Veneto and Friuli. See more info...

Closing date: 27th March 2020

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The Global Pinot Grigio/Pinot Gris Masters 2020

The Global Pinot Grigio / Pinot Gris Masters 2020 You can now enter your Pinot Grigio/ Pinot Gris into The Drinks Business Global Masters competition. See more info...

Closing date: 17th April 2020

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The Global Rosé Masters 2020

As with all of the drinks business awards, our judging panel is comprised of Masters of Wine, Master Sommeliers and senior buyers making the competition globally renowned. See more info...

Closing date: 24th April 2020

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The Tuscan Masters 2020

The picturesque region is also home to some of the most world renowned Italian wine production areas: DOCs and DOCGs including Chianti Classico, Brunello di Montalcino, Bolgheri and the rapidly up-and-coming Maremma. See more info...

Closing date: 15th May 2020

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The Global Sparkling Masters 2020

As with all of the drinks business awards, our judging panel is comprised of Masters of Wine, Master Sommeliers and senior buyers making the competition globally renowned. See more info...

Closing date: 29th May 2020

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The Global Syrah Masters 2020

As with all of the drinks business awards, our judging panel is comprised of Masters of Wine, Master Sommeliers and senior buyers making the competition globally renowned. See more info...

Closing date: 12th June 2020

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The Champagne Masters 2020

The drinks business is thrilled to announce the The Global Champagne Masters 2020. See more info...

Closing date: 26th June 2020

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The Global Malbec Masters 2020

the drinks business is proud to announce the sixth Global Malbec Masters 2020. See more info...

Closing date: 28th August 2020

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The Global Sauvignon Blanc Masters 2020

You can now enter your Sauvignon Blanc into The Drinks Business Global Masters competition. See more info...

Closing date: 25th September 2020

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Rioja Masters 2020

Now in its eighth year, the competition will recognise and reward the finest Riojas on the world stage. See more info...

Closing date: 2nd October 2020

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2014 Results

db Awards 2014

Published on : 04 June 2014

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Green Awards 2014

Published on : 30 April 2014

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The Global Masters 2014

Published on : 03 January 2015

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Rioja Masters 2014

Published on : 15 December 2014

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Champagne Masters 2014

Published on : 11 November 2014

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The Global Rosé Masters 2014

Published on : 26 August 2014

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List of Competitions

The Judges

About the Global Masters

The Global Masters marks a distinct change in the way wine is judged. For the first time, preconceived notions of the importance of location are pushed aside, allowing wines from across the globe to be judged purely on style and price.
Each tasting identifies the best examples of its grape variety, from all around the world and from every price bracket, meaning a Bulgarian wine can be tasted alongside a Burgundian without prejudice or bias.

All Masters competition – whether regional or global – are judged blind, and we have been honoured to have some of the finest palates in the world acting as judges: our panels comprise solely of Masters of Wine, Master Sommeliers and senior buyers.
Only the best competing wines are awarded medals, ranging from Bronze through to Gold and, for exceptional example, the title of Master. The calibre of our judges alone guarantees international recognition to all the medals awarded. We hope you appreciate the integrity of the selection process and, as importantly, enjoy the quality of the wines available.

Year on year, the success of our Masters series has grown – with hundreds of wines vying to become the Master in their category.
Both The Global and Regional Masters have resulted in some wonderful wines being recognised, and the popularity of the competitions is proof of their value in the market place.

Although The Global Masters was only launched in 2013, the tasting competition, encompassing styles from rosé to sparkling, and varieties such as Chardonnay and Syrah, has become the biggest awards programme by the drinks business, the world’s leading magazine for the wine and spirits trade.

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